Artist Opportunities

Find your next artistic endeavor! Submit a mural proposal or browse calls for art.

Organizations may submit a call for art to be listed on this page. To be featured, please send pertinent information including name of opportunity, important dates, image, and website with more information to Melissa Kuscin at [email protected].

artist opportunities

Live for Today, Leon Rainbow


The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is looking to collaborate with local and regional artists for our Spring Street temporary mural location. Our community-driven mural-making process supports the Arts Council’s mission of building community through the arts, and is open to everyone. 

Spring Street murals are generally on view for 3-4 months. A stipend of $500 is provided for selected artists and some materials are provided by the ACP. The mural space, which is mounted MDF attached to the wall of the building, measures 32×8 feet.

Please submit your interest below. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; ACP staff will be in touch if your proposal is to move forward. 

Questions? Please email Melissa Kuscin.


The Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center serves as a key resource for contemporary art in central New Jersey. Through thought-provoking exhibitions and related public programs, the Arts Council presents artwork with a broad range of aesthetic, social, cultural, and political themes.

The submission portal is closed and will reopen Summer 2024.

Area Opportunities

Call for Inclusion in Northern NJ Public Art Roster

ArtsBergen is accepting applications for inclusion on its artist roster. Located in Hackensack, NJ, ArtsBergen is one of the largest producers of public art in Bergen County, and is growing its roster of artists who create public art that is relevant to community and accessible to the public. We are seeking a diverse group of artists and artist teams, including social practice artists, sculptors, installation artists, muralists, and multi-media and projection artists, who are interested and capable of producing innovative and creative artworks and experiences in the municipalities we serve. This is an opportunity for artists to be included in a pool for potential paid work opportunities. The roster will also become the main tool for choosing artists for public art projects, as well as a resource to match municipal interest and artist disciplines, styles, etc. The call is open to local, regional, and national artists. Artists can apply through June 30, 2024.


Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

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Aedra Fine Arts is looking for artists from all over the globe!

The best in show artists will have their work published with a critical review in our Artist Feature catalogue. Artists participating in our online exhibit will have 2 works of art on display and links to their website and social media. Artists keep 100% sales of their work.

You can apply for online exhibits by emailing the curator at [email protected]

How to apply:

Email your resume, 3 image samples, and artist website.

There are no application or registration fees.

Deadline: Rolling

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

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Our local artists are the heart and soul of this community. That’s why Herald Publishing, which owns both River Towns Magazine and the Bucks County Herald, is so passionate about supporting local artists and helping to sustain a thriving arts community. It is that same passion that led to the creation of the Art of the River Towns Juried Show and Sale, co-chaired by Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, and the creation of this new online sales gallery. We didn’t want the postponement of the show until October, or what’s happening with our local economy generally to impede our efforts to generate sales for our artists.

In the coming weeks and months, this commitment will be translated into a significant level of marketing and promotional support for the online sales gallery—geared to promote sales of your work. All local artists are welcome to submit work. These are tough times for everyone, including our artists. For this reason, we are inviting all local artists, not just those whose work was selected by our jury for the Art of the River Towns Show, to submit work for sale on our Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery.

Learn more and submit your work.


Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence.

Individual NJ-based artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for New Jersey. At the annual deadline for these programs, a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process.

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DEADLINE: Vary upon opportunity